Stephen John Byrnes
MARION: Stephen John Byrnes, age 67, of Marion, passed away peacefully Monday, December 16, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in the company of his sister Patricia and niece Nikki.
Stephen was born January 19, 1946 in Marion, the son of late Edward and Ernestine (Bausinger) Byrnes. Stephen was a 1964 graduate of Marion Catholic High School and then attended St. Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 1968. Stephen also proudly served his country in the Army Reserves from 1968 to 1972.
Stephen was a long time employee of Verizon until his retirement and most recently was working part time at RHAM. Stephen was a huge Ohio State fan, an avid golfer, enjoyed woodworking and needlepoint and was an active member of The Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his two sons, Christopher and his wife, Kelly, Kevin and his wife, Johnna; six grandchildren, Allanna, Seth, MacKenzie, Delaney, Rileigh, Giovanni; three brothers and three sisters; his nieces and nephews; and the rest of his relatives and friends.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday December 30, 2013, at 10:00am at St. Mary Church, 251 N. Main St., Marion, Ohio 43302 with Father Thomas Buffer presiding. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Knights of Columbus Council 671. Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors are assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to www.gunderhallandfolk.com